Urban Land Regeneration
|Duration:||2 Semesters (8 Months)|
|Start Dates:||Fall, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Graduate Certificate|
Regeneration is the process of assessing the natural quality of a place and providing clean– up and development solutions for its future re– use as a living contributor to urban prosperity. These sites range from those on which a prior urban use occurred (everything from industrial manufacturing to a commercial gas station) to a perceived open space (everything from a one–time landfill to an agricultural use with a long history of pesticide application) and, in all cases, for which private or public land owners are now seeking a renewed urban use.
It builds upon candidate’s existing education in fields such as civil engineering, environmental engineering and those with a chemistry or advanced natural sciences background. It provides candidates with the knowledge and skills required to assess the physical quality of land, including its soil, water, and contamination features, and recommends appropriate remediation approaches to prepare land for future urban development approval and use.
This program’s highly marketable skills for employability recognize that the interaction of human needs with the natural world creates challenges for those engaged in urban development. As such, the program covers the distinct hydrogeological, contamination, and geophysical characteristics of the Canadian, and particularly Ontario environment, as well as the risk management and remediation approaches required for urban use or re–use.
Successful graduates of this program will be highly sought individuals who will work with property and land development companies, urban remediation organizations, municipal and regional government approval agencies, consulting engineers, and others with an interest in putting into active, sustainable use, land proposed for development or re– development but which requires analysis as to its quality, and in many cases, recommended approaches for its decontamination for eventual land development authorization.
Topics covered will include the various stages of the urban land redevelopment process, environmental assessments and reporting, soil, water and air assessment, contamination issues, remediation strategies, health and safety obligations, and risk management with particular emphasis on urban land development processes.
- A related diploma, advanced diploma, recognized degree, and/or qualification from an accredited institution in the fields of applied science, engineering or engineering technology OR 3 to 5 years of documented work experience in a related field, including references from relevant work experience, will be an asset in determining areas of emphasis and prior learning. Preference will be given to applicants with a facility for mathematics and sciences, and with strong communication and analytical skills.
- English proficiency at the college/university level.
The Importance of Learning Skills:
Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well-organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.
The two–semester Urban Land Regeneration graduate certificate program will prepare you for careers in many of the sub–disciplines of environmental and civil engineering. Upon graduation, candidates will be qualified to examine various potentially contaminated or at–risk sites and determine their physical quality with respect to groundwater, soil properties, contamination challenges, urban development potential, and risk management issues. Candidates will recommend and be part of a team implementing strategies associated with site remediation and re–development.
|Semester 1||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|ULR101||The Sustainability Matrix||3|
|ULR103||Phase I and II Environmental Assessments||3|
|ULR104||Environmental and Industrial Chemistry||3|
|ULR105||Built Environment Contamination||3|
|ULR106||Soil, Air and Water Sampling||4|
|ULR107||Applied Hydrogeology Case Studies||4|
|Semester 2||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|ULR202||GIS and Data Management||4|
|ULR203||Phase IV Technologies and Case Studies||3|
|ULR204||Environment and Risk Management||4|
|ULR206||Occupational Health and Safety||3|
|ULR215||Urban Land Development Process||3|
|Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22445
|Student Advisor:||June Lewis
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26038
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Eva Qadeer
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22802
|International Admissions Advisor:||Erica Yudelman
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
|Registration & Records Advisor:||Yuliya Krasko
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22469
|Program Chair:||Nahgeib Miller
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26040